Fox and Friends gave its viewers a reason to smile on Sunday, by hosting a celebration of National Ice Cream Day and inviting the President and CEO of Friendly’s Family Restaurant, Craig Erlich, to join them on location for the event.
Friendly’s Restaurant is a popular stop for ice cream, burgers, and even special items like Lobster Bisque.
“Not only are we celebrating national ice cream a day, but it’s also our birthday tomorrow,” Erlich told Fox. “We were born in 1935, so we’re celebrating our 87th birthday tomorrow. So in celebration of ice cream day I wanted to bring some of our signature treats.”
As a Birthday present to all their “sweet rewards” customers, Friendly’s gave out free “Fribbles,” a special milkshake served at Friendlys. They also shared some specialties with Fox news hosts on live TV.
The menu at Friendly’s is very expansive, complete with all sorts of American treats. From burgers and bisque to “fribbles” and sundaes — Friendly’s has something for everyone.
The restaurant was opened as a gathering place for friends and family, according to Friendly’s website.
The company claims, “The name was a promise that the small ice cream shoppe would be a friendly place for families to enjoy a meal together. We still believe in that promise.”
It was created in 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts. By 1950, there were ten restaurants in the surrounding areas.
Friendly’s still upholds its original goal; which Erlich referenced during the Fox segment. Pete Hegseth asked him what the secret ingredient to Friendly’s is and he responded, “memories.”
“When you think about Friendly’s, everybody has a great story, great memory, whether it was a first date or a birthday celebration, hitting the home run at a little league game. Everybody created memories and everybody’s thinking about that, so there’s no reason to not create new memories,” Erlich replied.
It’s great to see a classic American ice cream shop still has some pull and is thriving across the country. What a special day worthy of remembrance.